Mark O’Donovan  and Shane O’Driscoll: will be medal contenders at the World Rowing Championships  in Sarasota-Bradenton in Florida.  Photograph:  Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

The Irish boats left on Thursday for the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton in Florida. The Ireland team sets forth in just 10 days (A(...)

Specialist Garda units take part in a simulated anti-terror operation at the Docklands railway station in central Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Garda is ready to meet international and domestic terrorists with a strengthened armed response, Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has said. R(...)

Members of the Garda Armed Support Unit prepare to enter the train station during simulated terrorist attack at Spencer Dock, Dublin. Photograph: Collins

The Islamic State terrorist who took part in last month’s London terror attack and was found to have lived in Ireland had not been in the Republic for(...)

Dublin & Wicklow Orange Lodge: Chris Thackaberry. Photograph: Bryan Meade

The Orange Order was once embraced in some southern counties, as is amply illustrated by a folk tale about two men from the Co Cavan village of Killes(...)

The Government is expected to stump up about half the cost of the National Broadband Plan here, which could be between €1 billion and €1.5 billion

The Government is expected to finalise the number of homes and businesses covered by the National Broadband Plan (NBP) this week. This follows a repo(...)

Donegal and Monaghan: It may be time to ban these teams from playing each other for a while. Photograph: Trevor Lucy/Presseye/Inpho

Wanted: Smart, ambitious young men to take on unbeatable team in national final. Losses incurred at your own risk. So does anybody want this? Dublin’(...)

Blackstairs Mountains

Skylark Experiences on Inishbofin, off the Connemara coast, offers a complete immersion in island life where you get to spend time sheepfarming, birdw(...)

Bookshop owner David Faughnan: during the recession, “it all went belly-up, and in no time at all, almost overnight, we were the only business left on this street. It was terrible”

The northwest region took a major hit after the recession began almost a decade ago. Letterkenny, in Co Donegal, was one of many towns that saw busine(...)

Senator David Norris on Budget 2017: “I think it is a complete and utter waste of time. It has been leaked for weeks.”

David Norris spoke for many on Tuesday afternoon after Michael Noonan and Paschal Donohoe performed the traditional reading of the budget leaks into t(...)

Tullan strand in Bundoran, Co Donegal, which has become one of Europe’s surfing hotspots.

The tourism industry is hopping, visitor numbers are up 13 per cent and their spending is up by a tenth: almost €2 billion from January to June. It is(...)